Preppies delight in finding their style featured... in a wedding magazine
Preppies can find a Lowcountry or Beachy-casual wedding dress at...
...Lilly Pulitzer where there's also pink n' green wedding guest frocks
Preppies can do wedding top hats and Kate Middleton feather caps (How much fun is this photo booth rental? One of the vendor-items at today's local wedding event show! Hadta' check it out during a break...but of course)
The season's gearing up folks....post the holiday debutante' season there always comes, but of course, the Wedding Season fast on the heels of Valentines!
After having been a bridesmaid more times than I can remember, having had my own big white tie formal wedding, having been in the country club wedding hostess arena for years and now working special events and fashion shows for a national retailer who has a huge focus on all-things-Bridal n' so utterly beautifully southern, well.... it's quite obvious that I indeed really do enjoy all these Wedding Seasons year after year. They're primarily spring and autumn based seasons; that being said, however, year-round there's always a lot of wedding inspirations within the fashion, home decor', floral, catering and other related industries.
This year we've been having such a blast with wedding events: our Spring Engagement Party kicked-off this current wedding season and today we were at a local Bridal Showcase where we had a table stacked with wondrous wedding things and information plus I produced the fashion show. Well, actually two fashion shows: since this was a long-afternoon event, the organizers wanted a repeat of the show to catch the bevvy of brides and their wedding party attendants, grooms, parents and such who were coming in towards the latter part of the day. I didn't mind at all doing the fashion show's coordinating and commentating twice in one afternoon- no problem and what fun!
Being an individual who's a hopeless romantic, loves all things beautiful, adores flowers and has enjoyed her own happy state of matrimony for (as of this coming April) 20 years so far n' so good.... I really, really like the planning of weddings, the going-to weddings and the lovely things n' people of weddings however...I'm through with being-in weddings. Now in my 40's, I've been there and done that with being in bridal parties but I just sooo love being a guest! The dressier the wedding, oh, the more fun I have in getting ready to go to it.
One thing I've noticed over the past three decades of my lifetime where weddings have so very much been in my world n' worldview is how wonderfully personalized they are becoming. It's a trending that I warmly welcome as brides and grooms and sometimes even entire families can tweak their wedding theme, focus, details and so forth as to what means the most to them. Weddings have gone beyond the basics of choosing the month, the colors and the flowers. Weddings now include personalization down to the typeset font desired for the embroidered monograms stitched into the backs of reception chairs' linen coverings! It's amazing what-all can be so uniquely personalized and after this afternoon's perusing of the bevvy of vendors in the show's big exhibit hall between my fashion shows, I'm even more amazed at the level of individualism a wedding can now have and so elegantly express- wow.
Of course, anything relating to Elegant, Elegantly-Preppy or just Outright-Preppy always catches my eye. Imagine my smile then when I opened the latest issue of a great wedding magazine, Charleston Weddings where on pages 100 and 101 there's a theme photo and idea spread for "True Prep"...yes, alrighty then! LOVE IT!
This particular wedding-focused publication has definitely proven quite well its title's byline of: the essential guide for every Lowcountry bride. It is one absolutely gorgeous magazine and by nature of all things Lowcountry, Charleston Weddings exudes prettily-Preppy on about every single one of its pages including the advertising. I save my issues of this for floral arrangements and entertaining inspiration but also in the hopes that when James and I reach our 25th Anniversary in five years, that we'll throw an elegant party out by the marsh celebrating all things romantic.....
It's such a personal pleasure within my daily living experience when an area of living that I personally really enjoy as an individual also is an ongoing work area within my career.
Do what you love and I'd add, "...within all the lovely" to the fortunate work-experiences I've experienced within the wedding industry throughout the years. Viva romantic love, ahhh!